SROs Back For CMA

The Country Music Association is resurrecting its SRO Awards that were discontinued in 1997.

“Following the recent success of the inaugural CMA Touring Musician Award in 2011, the CMA Board felt that the SRO Awards in their entirety should be reintroduced in 2012,” CMA CEO Steve Moore said. ”The touring industry is a vibrant part of our business and these hard-working individuals are very deserving of this recognition.”

Award categories are Business Manager, Coach/Truck Driver, Front of House Engineer, Lighting Director, Manager, Monitor Engineer, Production Manager, Publicist, Talent Agent, Tour Caterer, Tour Manager, Touring Musician, Venue, and Video Director. The SROs will be presented during Country Music Month in October.